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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Notebook Benchmarks

Incomplete. While the console version received international acclaim, the PC version is causing all sorts of trouble. Performance drops here, crashes and graphics errors there: The fact is Black Ops 3 doesn't currently appear to be very well developed. Does the game degenerate into incessant stuttering on notebooks too?
Florian Glaser, Tanja Hinum (translated by Ariana Brodsky), 🇩🇪
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For the original German article, see here.

Graphics

After the overhasty release of the graphically premature Batman: Arkham Knight, the next AAA game came onto the market on November 6th, 2015. Once again, the title gives the PC platform a bad rap. The biggest con proves to be the game's unstable performance. Even on uber-powerful hardware, some levels and game situations stutter heftily for untraceable reasons, and reducing the settings doesn't solve the problem.

Computers with graphics cards that lack VRAM are especially prone to these performance drops. For example: Even though its overall performance is higher, the desktop version of the GTX 980 stuttered worse than its notebook counterpart, the GTX 980M, which is equipped with 8 GB of video memory rather than 4. When it comes to weaker models that hit their performance limits earlier, the discrepancies aren't quite as pronounced.

Black Ops 3
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Black Ops 3

Black Ops 3 seems very poorly optimized for working memory as well. When we opened the Task Manager for testing purposes, we were astonished to see that the first-person shooter was gobbling all 8 GB of our desktop PC's memory. Speaking of switching windows: On some systems the screen went completely black after settings changes or immediately after the game startup, though we could still hear the sound in the background. In such cases, briefly exiting Full-screen Mode via Alt + Enter often resolved the problem. The game occasionally froze completely, however, forcing us to kill the EXE through the Task Manager.

Yet that's not all: Over the course of our tests, we also dealt with mouse bugs (after changing the resolution on our 4K monitor), graphics errors (mostly at low and medium detail settings), and strange fluctuations in load time. While most games' load times are dependent on the system's mass storage device (SSD vs. HDD), Black Ops 3 seems to be influenced by the potency of the other hardware as well.

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Black Ops 3

Now, one could argue that a visually stunning first-person shooter is simply bound to eat up resources. But in our experience, the hardware demands and graphics quality aren't strictly related. With the exception of the detailed and well-animated characters, the game's visuals aren't especially impressive. During the campaign, the player often encounters muddy textures and second-rate effects (fire looks somewhat pathetic). True, Black Ops 3 has considerably more game physics elements than its predecessor, but overall the graphics seem somewhat antiquated. This makes the performance problems and bulky game size (almost 50 GB download) all the more irritating.

In terms of gameplay, buyers will get that familiar Call of Duty feeling: Diverse kinds of action in perfectly-tailored scenes. But under the hood, we discover that it's more about appearances than substance: The game is plagued with poorly executed AI, excessively large enemy waves and a chaotically-presented story. Nor does the game require much in the way of strategy in single-player mode, and the difficulty level is disappointing.

Black Ops 3
Black Ops 3
Black Ops 3

But back to the graphics: In some instances, the title certainly deserves praise. While we criticized Advanced Warfare for the frustrating experience of scrolling through the graphics menu, Black Ops 3's design is substantially cleaner here. The graphics settings are divided into two tabs: "Video" includes the basic options like resolution, brightness and field of view, while "Advanced" allows the user to make adjustments to the features.

Black Ops 3 utilizes numerous modern technologies like subsurface scattering and volumetric lighting. All in all, the two menus contain more than 20 options - a very broad array for a PC game. Excellent: Alongside anti-aliasing, the user can also change the maximum frame rate. The latter runs from 24 to 240. The game also offers Vsync, which prevents image tearing.

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Black Ops 3

We are even more pleased to report that all settings can be applied without restarting (even while the game is running). There do appear to be some small bugs remaining, though. In our tests, some options (ex. anti-aliasing and ambient occlusion) weren't always correctly saved, forcing us to visit the graphics menu two or three separate times. It was also somewhat aggravating that the mouse speed is contingent on the general performance, and in extreme cases the menus were impossible to use. (On the plus side, it's immediately clear when a setting overloads the system.)

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Black Ops 3

Shortly after the title's release, many buyers also complained about the performance of dual-core processors. Intel's Core i5 models have cropped up especially frequently in this context. However, because we ran all the benchmarks with the first patch (released on the game's launch day), we hardly encountered this problem.

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Black Ops 3

Benchmark

Although Black Ops 3 needs quite some time to load a level (the videos don't stutter on weaker devices as badly as they did previously), measuring frame rates was fairly easy. Finding a fitting sequence was a more difficult task. The user is permitted to unlock all of the missions at the first startup (we wish the competition would copy the developer here), but because of the massive performance drops many levels are out of the question.

To guarantee a high degree of comparability, we also had to eliminate missions whose course is hard to reproduce. To cut a long story short: In the end, we chose the beginning of the third chapter, "In Darkness". Yes, as the video reveals, the sequence isn't particularly spectacular (no gunfight, etc.), but the performance fluctuations in other scenes were simply too vast to allow for an accurate GPU ranking.

Because the frame rate varies greatly depending on the mission and platform, the player will need some additional performance capability to fall back on when the going gets tough. That is to say: In order for a system to render Black Ops 3 reasonably fluidly, it will need to reach at least 50 or 60 fps in the benchmark sequence. Even then, over the course of the game the player is bound to be confronted with some serious stuttering now and then. As a result, the following results and assertions can only be regarded as a rough guide. The developers at Treyarch certainly have their work cut out for them. Only time will tell whether Black Ops 3 will ever run smoothly on PCs - it may very well share the same fate as Arkham Knight.

Results

Owners of budget or office notebooks can stuff their 60 Euros (~$65) back in their pockets. Low-end GPUs, like Intel's HD Graphics 4600, and older/cheaper mid-range chips, like the GeForce GT 740M, can't even run Black Ops 3 at low details and 1024x768 pixels. These low settings demand at least a GTX 850M. Normal details and 1366x768 pixels require a bona-fide gaming GPU (for instance the GTX 960M or GTX 870M).

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For high detail settings and 1920x1080 pixels, a GTX 970M is the first sensible choice. The same goes for maximum settings, which are only accessible to the technological crème de la crème. 4K kicks every notebook GPU's derrière. Even the desktop GTX 980 stutters like mad at 3840x2160 pixels and the "High" setting.

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AMD Radeon R9 290X, 4790K
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Tri-X OC
31.1 (25min) fps ∼30%
67 (64min) fps ∼38%
90 (76min) fps ∼59%
132 (107min) fps ∼73%
140 (98min) fps ∼74%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
Desktop-PC
30.3 (25min) fps ∼29%
77.4 (58min) fps ∼44%
98.5 (83min) fps ∼64%
120.4 (102min) fps ∼67%
123 (104min) fps ∼65%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
24.8 (10min) fps ∼24%
66.7 (52min) fps ∼38%
74.4 (63min) fps ∼49%
108.6 (92min) fps ∼60%
114.2 (97min) fps ∼60%
AMD Radeon R9 280X, 4790K
Asus Z97 Deluxe Desktop i7-4790K, R9 280X
24.2 (20min) fps ∼23%
45 (35min) fps ∼25%
68 (56min) fps ∼45%
125 (94min) fps ∼70%
136 (106min) fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
19.2 (9min) fps ∼18%
53 (43min) fps ∼30%
59.4 (49min) fps ∼39%
99.6 (85min) fps ∼55%
105.8 (90min) fps ∼56%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, 3770K
Desktop-PC
14.8 (12min) fps ∼14%
38.2 (31min) fps ∼22%
50.6 (41min) fps ∼33%
99.9 (83min) fps ∼56%
122.6 (104min) fps ∼65%
AMD Radeon R7 370, 3960X
no name
14.6 (12min) fps ∼14%
30.2 (24min) fps ∼17%
42.6 (33min) fps ∼28%
91 (77min) fps ∼51%
129 (106min) fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
13.4 (7min) fps ∼13%
38.4 (30min) fps ∼22%
42.5 (32min) fps ∼28%
84.1 (71min) fps ∼47%
120.2 (104min) fps ∼63%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
10.5 (7min) fps ∼10%
32 (24min) fps ∼18%
35.9 (28min) fps ∼23%
69.7 (57min) fps ∼39%
102.6 (89min) fps ∼54%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ
Schenker XMG A505
10.4 (5min) fps ∼10%
29.3 (23min) fps ∼17%
34 (24min) fps ∼22%
72.2 (59min) fps ∼40%
113 (91min) fps ∼59%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, 4340M
Schenker M504
6.9 (5min) fps ∼7%
20.1 (15min) fps ∼11%
26.4 (21min) fps ∼17%
50 (42min) fps ∼28%
75.4 (58min) fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
5.8 (2min) fps ∼6%
16.5 (13min) fps ∼9%
24.2 (20min) fps ∼16%
37.9 (30min) fps ∼21%
61.9 (51min) fps ∼33%
AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop), A10-7850K
A10-7850K Asus A88-XM-PLUS
14.3 (12min) fps ∼9%
28.9 (24min) fps ∼16%
48 (42min) fps ∼25%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 4702MQ
Schenker M503
9.6 (6min) fps ∼5%
11.6 (8min) fps ∼8%
25.1 (20min) fps ∼14%
42.2 (36min) fps ∼22%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200, 4750HQ
Schenker S413
22 (18min) fps ∼12%
38.2 (34min) fps ∼20%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 4200M
HP Envy 15-j011sg
7.3 (1min) fps ∼4%
8.9 (5min) fps ∼6%
19.1 (13min) fps ∼11%
32.3 (28min) fps ∼17%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M, 4200M
MSI CX61-i572M
6.7 (0min) fps ∼4%
14.2 (0min) fps ∼8%
26.4 (0min) fps ∼14%
Intel HD Graphics 5500, 5010U
Intel NUC Kit NUC5i3RYH
7.3 (5min) fps ∼5%
15.1 (13min) fps ∼8%
25.1 (22min) fps ∼13%
Intel HD Graphics 4600, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
15 (10min) fps ∼8%
26.1 (22min) fps ∼14%

Test Systems

Four of our test devices are courtesy of Schenker Technologies (mysn.de):

  • W504 (Core i7-4700MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 860M, GTX 870M, GTX 880M, GTX 970M, GTX 980M)
  • A505 (Core i7-4720HQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 960M)
  • M504 (Core i5-4340M, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 850M)
  • M503 (Core i7-4702MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GT 750M)

Three notebooks came from Nvidia:

Intel also supplied us one:

  • Schenker S413 (Core i7-4750HQ, 8 GB DDR3, Iris Pro Graphics 5200)

The desktop computers contain CPUs/APUs from Intel and AMD, SSDs from Micron, Intel and Samsung, motherboards from Intel and Asus, and graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD. We use the Asus PB287Q as our 4K monitor.

GPU drivers used: Nvidia 358.87, AMD 15.11 Beta, Intel 20.19.15.4300 (Win 10) and Intel 10.18.14.4294 (Win 7).

Overview

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119.7
73.9
52.2
49.1
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120.2
84.1
42.5
38.4
13.4
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121.4n3
95.2n3
49.5n2
37.4n3
13.3
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102.6
69.7
35.9
32
10.5
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40.5
29.5
13.4
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AMD Radeon Pro 560
AMD Radeon Pro 460
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
113
72.1n3
36.2n5
31.5n5
10.4n3
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AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 640
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
AMD Radeon Pro 555X
AMD Radeon Pro 555
AMD Radeon Pro 455
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
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97.8
48.6
28.7
27
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
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24.2
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80.95n2
51.8n2
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39.8
38.9
21.1
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75.4
50
26.4
20.1
6.9
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AMD Radeon R9 M280X
36.4
35.4
23.1
20.3
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AMD Radeon R9 M380
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AMD Radeon HD 6950M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
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AMD Radeon HD 7850M
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AMD Radeon HD 8790M
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42.2
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31.6n3
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41.1
26.4
13.9
10.7
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NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
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Apple M1 7-Core GPU
AMD Radeon R9 M375
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AMD Radeon R7 M380
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44.2
28
11.4
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
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38.2
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32.3
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AMD Radeon HD 8830M
AMD Radeon HD 8770M
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
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24
16.4
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31.3
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43.3
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28.25n2
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29.1
18.3
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26.4
14.2
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AMD Radeon R5 M230
AMD Radeon R5 M315
AMD Radeon R5 M420
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16.6
AMD Radeon HD 8550M
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Intel Iris Graphics 5100
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Intel HD Graphics 4600
23.4n2
13.35n2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Intel HD Graphics 5500
25.1
15.1
7.3
Qualcomm Adreno 630
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
Intel UHD Graphics 617
Intel UHD Graphics 615
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 24 EU)
Intel HD Graphics 615
8.4
AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
AMD Radeon HD 7660G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
Intel HD Graphics 5000
AMD Radeon HD 6550M
AMD Radeon HD 7590M
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NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
AMD Radeon HD 7630M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
AMD Radeon HD 8510G
AMD Radeon HD 6530M
AMD Radeon HD 8550G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
AMD Radeon HD 7620G
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
Intel HD Graphics 515
12.4
8.1
Intel UHD Graphics 610
Intel HD Graphics 610
Intel HD Graphics 4400
20.3
12.1
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AMD Radeon HD 8610G
Intel HD Graphics 510
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
AMD Radeon HD 7550M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
AMD Radeon HD 7600G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
AMD Radeon HD 7530M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
AMD Radeon HD 7490M
Intel UHD Graphics 605
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Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
Intel HD Graphics 505
Intel HD Graphics 5300
AMD Radeon HD 7510M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
Intel HD Graphics 4000
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
16.1
8.7
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
Intel HD Graphics 4200
14.9
9.3
Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
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AMD Radeon HD 8450G
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
AMD Radeon HD 8410G
AMD Radeon HD 8400
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
AMD Radeon HD 8350G
AMD Radeon HD 8330
Intel UHD Graphics 600
Intel HD Graphics 500
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
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NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
NVIDIA GeForce 610M
NVIDIA GeForce 705M
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
AMD Radeon HD 8310G
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
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ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
AMD Radeon HD 7400G
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
AMD Radeon HD 6370M
AMD Radeon HD 8280
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
AMD Radeon HD 8240
AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
AMD Radeon HD 8250
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
Intel HD Graphics 3000
NVIDIA GeForce 310M
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
NVIDIA GeForce 405M
NVIDIA GeForce 315M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
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AMD Radeon HD 6430M
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
AMD Radeon HD 8210
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
Intel HD Graphics 2500
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
AMD Radeon HD 7350M
AMD Radeon HD 6350M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
NVIDIA GeForce 305M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
ATI Mobility Radeon X800
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
ATI Mobility Radeon X700
NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
AMD Radeon HD 6330M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
Intel HD Graphics 2000
NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
VIA Chrome9HD
AMD Radeon HD 7340
AMD Radeon HD 6320
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AMD Radeon HD 7310
AMD Radeon HD 6310
AMD Radeon HD 8180
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
NVIDIA ION 2
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
AMD Radeon HD 7290
AMD Radeon HD 6290
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
ATI Radeon HD 4270
ATI Radeon HD 4250
ATI Radeon HD 4200
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
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AMD Radeon HD 6250
ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
ATI Radeon HD 3200
ATI Radeon HD 4225
ATI Radeon HD 4100
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
ATI Radeon HD 3100
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
ATI Mobility Radeon X600
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
ATI Mobility Radeon X300
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
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NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
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SIS Mirage 3 671MX
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
ATI Mobility Radeon M7
ATI Mobility Radeon M6
VIA Chrome9 HC
Intel Extreme Graphics 2
ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
ATI Radeon IGP 340M
ATI Radeon IGP 320M
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
VIA Castle Rock
SIS Mirage 2 M760
SIS Mirage M661FX
VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
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ATI Mobility 128 M3
Silicon Motion SM502
unknown
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5Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
60Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 58fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
?Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
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Florian Glaser, 2015-11-11 (Update: 2015-11-11)
Florian Glaser
Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming
Growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 90s, I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood. Especially computer games radiated a great fascination for me even then. From Monkey Island to Lands of Lore to Doom, everything was gambled that you could get your hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with focus on high-performance gaming notebooks.